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New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED
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New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED

Nissan's luxury marque has revealed that the next-generation Infiniti Q60 will go on sale locally from around the fourth quarter of 2016, months after sales begin in the US in the middle of next year. Peter Fadeyev, the general manager of corporate communications at Infiniti Australia, told Car Advice that the company "hopes to introduce the production version of the Q60 Concept [in Australia] around the fourth quarter of 2016"...


Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report
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Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report

Audi and Porsche have reportedly begun working together on a new family of turbocharged V6 and V8 petrol engines. Sources have told Autocar that Audi and Porsche, both members of the Volkswagen Group, are currently in the process of co-developing a new range of V6 and V8 engines. Both engine types will reportedly be built around a shared architecture, with a 90-degree angle between the two banks of cylinders...


Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released
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Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released

Nissan Australia has released limited edition N-Trek versions of its X-Trail, Pathfinder and Y61 Patrol 4x4 SUVs equipped with a number of extra features and accessories at driveaway prices. First up is the Nissan X-Trail N-Trek. Based on the X-Trail ST 4x4 petrol auto, Nissan claims the N-Trek is fitted with more than $2400 in accessories including an alloy nudge bar, side steps, roof bars, bonnet protector, rear carpet mats and N-Trek badging...


McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon
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McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon

Ultra-high-end car brands should think twice before expanding their scale, and only chase big volume growth for the right reasons, according to the regional chief of iconic British supercar brand McLaren. In Melbourne this week for the local premiere of the McLaren 675LT — the track-honed flagship of its Super Series range — McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific regional director David McIntyre spoke of the company’s mid-term plans, which contrast with a number of fellow supercar-makers...


Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe
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Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe

Geely’s China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT), an R&D centre based in the Swedish homeland of subsidiary Volvo, is understood to have confirmed the beginning of advanced development for its new small-car program this week...


Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept
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Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept

Citroen has confirmed it will revive the classic Mehari off-roader, at least in spirit, with a new C4 Cactus SUV-based concept at next month’s Frankfurt motor show. The brainchild of Roland de la Poype, a French fighter pilot in World War 2 and later the head of one of Citroen’s major plastics suppliers, the Mehari first appeared in the 1960s...


2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report
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2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report

Lexus may at last be preparing to unveil an all-new generation of its big LS sedan, some 10 years into the life of its current flagship model. The current fourth-generation model has been kept relatively fresh with a series of updates since its 2006 debut, including a facelift in 2012 that brought the big limousine’s look in-line with the company’s new styling language...


2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline
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2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline

Tesla Motors has taken the wraps off its Australian dual-motor Model S range, expanding the line-up from two rear-wheel-drive options to five models, including two rear- and three all-wheel-drive variants. The entry-level all-wheel-drive Tesla is the Model S 70D, which is priced from $113,300 (before on-road costs) and features a dual-motor 245kW configuration that claims a 442km range, 5...


Speed camera watchdog calls for changes to 40km/h zones in Victoria
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Speed camera watchdog calls for changes to 40km/h zones in Victoria

Victoria’s independent Camera Commissioner, Gordon Lewis, has called for infrastructure changes at four of the state’s permanent 40km/h fixed-camera locations that would better alert motorists approaching the reduced speed limit zones...


McLaren 570S: one-off purple special to be displayed at Pebble Beach
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McLaren 570S: one-off purple special to be displayed at Pebble Beach

A one-off McLaren 570S will be displayed at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that takes place this weekend. The car, which was developed McLaren Special Operations (MSO), is painted an eye-catching shade of purple that the company dubs 'mauvine blue'. That shade of purple is carried through to the interior, where it contrasts sharply with the 'carbon black' leather...


2016 Honda Accord US facelift detailed, Australian debut unclear
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2016 Honda Accord US facelift detailed, Australian debut unclear

The American arm of the Japanese car maker has revealed an updated version of its top-selling Honda Accord range. Externally, the updated Accord sedan features a revised front- and rear-end design, with the biggest changes taking place up front. A chunky, chromed and winged grille takes pride of place and is topped by a new aluminium bonnet...


2016 Volvo XC90 global recall expected for airbag panel fault - UPDATE
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2016 Volvo XC90 global recall expected for airbag panel fault - UPDATE

Volvo will soon announce a global recall for its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV to address a faulty trim panel, a company spokesperson overseas has confirmed. (Volvo's Australian arm has since confirmed this report with CarAdvice. See our update at the bottom of this article.) The fault is understood to centre on an interior trim panel that can interfere with the curtain airbag where it extends into the third row...


New Icona Vulcano claimed to be first titanium and carbonfibre-bodied car
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New Icona Vulcano claimed to be first titanium and carbonfibre-bodied car

The Icona Vulcano Titanium will make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which takes place on the weekend of August 16, 2015. Its makers claim that the one-off Chinese-backed, Italian-designed Vulcano Titanium is a "world first with its unique titanium and carbonfibre body"...


Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers
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Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers

Toyota Australia has announced it is taking legal action in the Federal Court against two independent retailers that have been found to be selling counterfeit airbag components...


Volvo SmartCare servicing and maintenance plans launched in Australia - UPDATED
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Volvo SmartCare servicing and maintenance plans launched in Australia - UPDATED

Volvo Australia has launched a suite of fixed-price servicing and maintenance options this week, dubbed Volvo SmartCare, for its current model range — including the new 2016 XC90 SUV. The new fixed prices are available in two tiers: SmartCare, which includes regular scheduled servicing; and SmartCare Plus, which includes both regular scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items...